The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Friday, December 19, 2014

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts on Monday, January 5th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, January 10th. Classic books are featured.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You, the debut novel by author Celeste Ng about a teenage girl growing up in a mixed race family in the American Midwest in the 1970s, has been named Amazon's best book of 2014.
Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan.
Currently Ng lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son, and is at work on a second novel and a collection of short stories.
The library has acquired her debut novel.  Click here to visit her website.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December - Fiction

Family Furnishings
Alice Munro

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Toby's Room  Pat Barker
The Casablanca Connection  Victtorio Bellini
The Libyan Affair  Victtorio Bellini
A Gift From Bob  James Bowen
Sweetland  Michael Bowen
The Eye of Heaven  Clive Cussler
The Heart Has Its Reasons  Maria Dueñas
Gray Mountain   John Grisham
The Summer Guest  Emma Hannigan
An Italian Wife  Ann Hood
The End of Innocence  Allegra Jordan
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good  Jan Karon
The Woman Who Stole My Life  Marian Keyes
The Back of the Turtle  Thomas King
Shopaholic to the Stars  Sophie Kinsella
Juliet's Nurse  Lois Leveen
Together For Christmas  Debbie Macomber
Tiger Hills  Sarita Mandanna
Odysseus  Valerio Massino Manfredi
And Some Fell on Stony Ground  Leslie Mann
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher  Hilary Mantel
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe  Alexander McCall Smith
The Children Act  Ian McEwan
The Bone Clocks  David Mitchell
How to Build a Girl  Caitlin Moran
The Taxidermist's Daughter  Kate Mosse
Leaving Time  Jodi Picoult
Some Luck  Jane Smiley
Queen By Right  Anne Easter Smith
Desert God  Wilbur Smith
Pegasus  Danielle Steel
Prima Donna  Karen Swan
The Silent Boy  Andrew Taylor
Full Black  Brad Thor
Man  Kim Thuy
Lisette's List  Susan Vreeland
The Paying Guests  Sarah Waters

December - Mysteries

Watching You
Michael Robotham

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The Reckoning  Rennie Airth
The Chimera Sanction  André K. Baby
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  Rita Mae Brown
Storm Front  Richard Castle
The Burning Room  Michael Connelly
Flesh and Blood  Patricia Cornwell
Half in Love with Artful Death  Bill Crider
To Dwell in Darkness  Deborah Crombie
The Secret Place  Tana French
Fast Track  Julie Garwood
The Corners of the Globe  Robert Goddard
The Old Deep and Dark  Ellen Hart
Hour of Darkness  Quentin Jardine
No Known Grave  Maureen Jennings
Murder 101  Faye Kellerman
Gone  James Patterson
Private India: City on Fire  James Patterson
Blood on the Water  Anne Perry
A New York Christmas  Anne Perry
Dark Road  Ian Rankin
Bones Never Lie  Kathy Reichs
The Girl Next Door  Ruth Rendell
Abattoir Blues  Peter Robinson
Chasing Tomorrow  Sidney Sheldon
The Unwilling Accomplice  Charles Todd
Paris Match  Stuart Woods

December - Audio Books

Gray Mountain
John Grisham

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Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good Jan Karon
The Invention of Wings  Sue Monk Kidd
The Vinyl Cafe: On Tour  Stuart Maclean
Leaving Time  Jodi Picoult
China Dolls   Lisa See
The Rosie Project  Graeme Simsion
Some Luck  Jane Smiley
Pegasus  Danielle Steel
The Target  David Baldacci
Inferno   Dan Brown
The Black Box  Michael Connelly
The Burning Room  Michael Connelly
Girl, Stolen  April Henry
The Long Way Home  Louise Penny
Knots & Crosses  Ian Rankin
Strip Jack  Ian Rankin
Hidden Order  Brad Thor

December - Large Print

The Burning Room
Michael Connelly

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The Blood of an Englishman  M.C. Beaton
Death of a Policeman  M.C. Beaton
Long After Midnight  Iris Johansen
The Ugly Duckling  Iris Johansen
Silent Treatment  Michael Palmer
The Big Bad Wolf  James Patterson
Second Sight  Amanda Quick
Paris Match  Stuart Woods

December - Biographies & Non-Fiction

Common Ground
Justin Trudeau

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The Battle of London  Frederic Bastien
The Accidental Scientist  Graeme Donald
The Living Beach  Silver Donald Cameron
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2015
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques Nancie Wiseman
You Are Here  Chris Hadfield
The Comeback  John Ralston Saul
An American Wife in Kabul  Phyllis Chesler
So Anyway...  John Cleese
Jane Austen's Country Life  Deirde Le Faye
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis  Barbara Learning
A Spy Among Friends  Ben Macintyre
Montcalm & Wolfe  Roch Carrier

December - DVDs

The Lunchbox

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Begin Again
The Broker's Man - Season 1
Case Histories - Season 2
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Field of Blood-Season 1&2
The Grand Seduction
Le Grand Voyage
Hinterland - Season 1
Million Dollar Arm
My Afternoons with Margueritte
The Newsroom - Season 2
The Street - Season 2
Vera - Season 2
WPC 56 - Season 1
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery

December - Children's DVDs

The Christmas Engines

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Bob The Builder's White Christmas
Frosty's Winter Wonderland
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas
Reef 2: High Tide
Scooby-Doo: l' Adorable toutou des neiges
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Jingle All the Way (Blu-ray)
Lego Star Wars (Blu-ray)
The Polar Express (Blu-ray)

December - Children's Books

When It Snows
Richard Collingridge

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The Christmas We Moved to the Barn  Cooper Edens
On a Snowy Night  Jean Little
Jasmine & the Treasure Chest  Claire Hawcock
Once Upon a Northern Night  Jean Pendziwal
A Cookie for Santa  Stephanie Shaw
The Night Before Hanukkah  Natasha Wing
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? Jane Yolen

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax is a British romantic drama series that started airing on BBC One on 20 November 2012. The series was written by Sally Wainwright, who was inspired by witnessing the happiness her mother's second marriage brought her late in life. Last Tango in Halifax stars Derek Jacobi and Ann Reid as widowed septuagenarians, Alan and Celia, childhood sweethearts who have been apart for 60 years. Re-united via Facebook, they meet, fall in love and plan to marry. Reid and Jacobi enjoyed having the chance to play out a love story between older people that was not ageist or stereotyped.
The library has the first two seasons.For more link here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Murder Ink - David Mark

David Mark spent more than 15 years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with The Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.
His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered: the defeatist and jaded police officers; the incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.
He lives in Lincolnshire with his partner and two children and is now a full-time novelist.
The library recently acquired his three novels.  Click here to visit his website.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November - Fiction

Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett

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You  Joanna Briscoe
The King's Curse  Philippa Gregory
The Long Weekend  Veronica Henry
The Red Book     Deborah Copaken Kogan
Adult Onset  Ann-Marie MacDonald
After Her  Joyce Maynard
Eternal on the Water  Joseph Monninger
Night Music  Jojo Moyes
I Capture the Castle  Dodie Smith
The Long Way Home  Mariah Stewart
Moonlight Cove  Sherryl Woods
Rose Under Fire  Elizabeth Wein

November - Mysteries

The Target
David Balducci

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The Extinction Event  David Black
Personal  Lee Child
Silent Voices   Ann Cleeves
Shepherd's Fall  W.L.Dyson
Bitter Legacy  H. Terrell Griffin
Collateral Damage  H. Terrell Griffin
Dead Letter Drop   Peter James
The End of the Wasp Season  Denise Mina
The Sixth Extinction  James Rollins
The Kill Switch  James Rollins
A Fear of Dark Water  Craig Russell
Locked In  Kerry Wilkinson

November - Non-fiction

My Father's Daughter
Gwyneth Paltrow

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Blood: The Stuff of Life  Lawrence Hill
A Troublesome Inheritance  Nicholas Wade
After Tehran  Marina Nemat
Fighting Back  Chris Nolan

November - Teens

Walking Home
Eric Walters

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Real Mermaids Do Not Hold Their Breath  Hélène Boudreau
Surviving High School  M. Doty
Braces & Glasses  Meg Haston
Break-ups & Make-ups  Meg Haston
Little Red Lies  Julie Johnston
Seeing Cinderella  Jenny Lundquist
Every Breath  Ellie Marney
Haze  Paula Weston
Monsters in the Night  Lise Regan

November - Children's Books

Rule of Three
Megan Macdonald

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Pas de Pitié pour la saleté  Vanessa Rubio
Le Film  Vanessa Rubio
Go Girl: Boy Friend?  Meredith Badger
Go Girl: Kiss Chasey  Thalia Kalkipsakis
Go Girl: Karate Kicks  Chrissie Perry
The Holly Joliday  Megan McDonald
Julia Gillian (and the art of knowing)  Alison McGhee
Julia Gillian (and the Quest for joy)  Alison McGhee
The King of Fantasy  Geronimo Stilton
Zombie Elementary  Howard Whitehouse
First Dinosaur Encyclopedia  Google Books
Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon  Marty Crump
Scaredy Cat  Russell Punter
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs  Byron Barton
The Way of the Wolf  Richard Dungworth
Watson and the Case of the Sneaky Stealer  Lisa Riggin

Thursday, November 20, 2014

December Book Sale

The December Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, December 1st and runs until Saturday, December 6th. Christmas books are featured.
Please note that new pricing will be in effect. Children's books will be 25 cents each or 5 for a dollar. Fiction, non-fiction and trade paperbacks $1. Pocket books remain at 25 cents each or 5 for a dollar.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six novels, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and the best-selling Three Wishes and The Husband’s Secret; Big Little Lies is her most recent novel.  The Husband’s Secret reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list, was a number one bestseller in the UK, sold close to two million copies worldwide, has been optioned for a film, and will be translated into more than thirty-five languages.
Moriarty lives in Sydney with her husband, son, and daughter.
The library has recently acquired three of her novels.  Please click here to visit her website.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is one of Canada's most varied and prolific crime writers. Under Cold Stone is the seventh in the popular Constable Molly Smith series, which began with In the Shadow of the Glacier. She also writes standalone novels of gothic suspense as well as a light-hearted historical series set in the raucous heyday of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Vicki lives in Prince Edward County Ontario. 
The library has a few of her novels.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to recommend more of her novels.
Click here to visit Delany’s website.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October - Mysteries

The Son
Jo Nesbo

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The Bones Beneath  Mark Billingham
The Corpse Bridge  Stephen Booth
Wayfaring Stranger  James Lee Burke
Murder In Retribution  Anne Cleeland
The Silkworm  Robert Galbraith
Sniper's Honor  Stephen Hunter
Want You Dead  Peter James
Fifth Grave Past the Light  Darynda Jones
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet  Darynda Jones
Sixth Grave on the Edge  Darynda Jones
Dear Daughter  Elizabeth Little
The Dark Winter  David Mark
Original Skin  David Mark
Sorrow Bound  David Mark
The Long Way Home  Louise Penny
Death on Blackheath  Anne Perry
Labyrinth  Kat Richardson
The Thirteen Hallows  Michael Scott
Cut & thrust  Stuart Woods
Final Theory  Mark Alpert (Audio Book)
The Hit  David Baldacci (Audio Book)

October - Fiction

The Man Who Loved Dogs
Leonardo Padura

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Carry the One  Carol Anshaw
Silver Borne  Patricia Briggs
Girls in White Dresses  Jennifer Close
Written in My Heart's Own Blood  Diana Gabaldon
Sedition  Katherine Grant
Summer People  Elin Hilderbrand
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules  C. Ingleman
The Swan Thieves  Elizabeth Kostova
Freud's Mistress  Karen Mack
A Life Intercepted  Charles Martin
Maggie  Charles Martin
Balancing Act  Fern Michaels
Gotcha!  Fern Michaels
To Taste the Wine  Fern Michaels
Sutton  J.R. Moehringer
Big Little Lies  Liane Moriarty
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami
The Crane Wife  Patrick Ness
When Hoopoes Go to Heaven  Gaile Parkin
A Day Away  Nora Roberts
Five Ways to Fall  K. A. Tucker
Ghostwritten  Isabel Wolff
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close  Jonathan Foer (Audio Book)
The Spies of Warsaw  Alan Furst (Audio Book)
Remember Me?  Sophie Kinsella (Audio Book)
Sarah's Key  Tatiana de Rosnay (Audio Book)

October - DVDs

Orange is the New Black

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Draft Day
The Escape Artist
Heaven is for Real
Homeland: Season 3
The Indian Doctor: Season 3
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
Lone Survivor
Murder on the Home Front
The Village
The Railway Man

Monday, October 20, 2014

November Book Sale

The November Book Sale starts on Monday, November 3rd and runs until Saturday, November 8th. Young people's books are featured.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Future of the Book - An Essay from The Economist

The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun  read on....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Lauren B. Davis

Lauren B. Davis is the author of bestselling and critically acclaimed novels.  Our Daily Bread was long-listed for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and the Boston Globe.
Davis was born in Montreal and lived in France for ten years from 1994-2004.  She is a well-respected creative writing teacher who has taught in Geneva, Paris and Ireland, as well as in the USA and Canada.  She now leads “Sharpening the Quill” writers’ workshops in Princeton, New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Ron.
Click here to visit her website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office(HBO) - Sherlock

Sherlock depicts "consulting detective"  Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) solving various mysteries in London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), who has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although Metropolitan Police Service Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and others are at first skeptical of Holmes, over time his remarkable intellect and powers of observation persuade them of his value. In part through Watson's blog documenting their adventures Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity, with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life, and both ordinary people and the British government ask for his help.
Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), a pathologist at St. Bart's Hospital occasionally assists Holmes in his cases. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Holmes and Watson's landlady, and series co-creator Mark Gatiss as Holmes' elder brother and government official Mycroft.
The library has the first three seasons.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing, Never Knowing, and Always Watching. Chevy grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.  The library has acquired her most recent novel That Night.  Please remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to read more of her novels.
Click here to visit her website.